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Tibet in History this Week

September 21, 2010

Tibetan Review
September 18, 2010

Sep 18, 1964: The 7th enlarged Meeting of the Preparatory Committee
for the Autonomous Region of Tibet (PCART) began, and continued for
50 days, during which the Panchen Lama was subjected to all manners
of public struggle sessions for his 70,000-character petition to the
Chinese leadership.

Sep 19, 1956: In a government report, Premier Zhou Enlai said
geological work in Tibet should be strengthened to prepare it for
industrial development.

Sep 21, 1985: In a policy condemned by exile Tibetans as a sinister
move to culturally assimilate Tibetans, China sent the first batch of
1,300 more intelligent Tibetan children to schools in China where
special classes were set up for them.

Sep 21, 1987: The Dalai Lama put forward a Five-Point Peace Plan for
Tibet in an address to the United States Congressional Human Rights
Caucus in Washington, DC.

Sep 21, 1988: A senior exile Tibetan official was informed by the
Chinese Embassy in New Delhi that Beijing was willing to hold talks
with a representative of the Dalai Lama at the venue and time of the
latter's choice.

Sep 23, 2007: German Chancellor Angela Merket officially received the
Dalai Lama at her Chancellery, earning severe criticisms and
diplomatic reprisals from China, including the cancellation of a
series of high level meetings and cultural events.

Sep 25, 1912: Following the nationalist uprising in China, which
overthrew the Manchu emperor, Tibet ordered the Chinese Resident
Commissioner (Amban) Chung Yin and his soldiers to leave Tibet. The
13th Dalai Lama followed it up with a declaration of Tibet's independence.

Sep 27, 1987: About 30 monks and over 100 lay Tibetans performed
three circuits of the Bharkor, Lhasa, carrying Tibetan national flags
and demanding independence for Tibet. It sparked a wave of protest
actions that culminated in the massive demonstrations in Lhasa of Mar
1989, leading to the imposition of martial law in the city by the
then regional party secretary Mr Hu Jintao.

Sep 29, 1973: The Dalai Lama left for an 11-nation tour of Western
Europe, his first foreign trip since coming to India in 1959.

Sep 28, 1988: The Panchen Lama called for the eradication of Chinese
"administrative interference in the religious activities in Tibet
(TAR) and other Tibetan-inhabited regions and increased Tibetan
regulation of religious affairs".

Sep 1945: Shen Zonglian (or Tsung-lien), head of the Nationalist
Chinese mission in Lhasa, conveyed his government's invitation to
Tibet to send a high-level delegation to attend China's National
Constitutional Assembly.

Sep 1992: Chen Kuiyuan, TAR Communist Party Deputy Secretary, called
on Tibet to open its job market to Chinese settlers.
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